Midweek USMNT action is here. Let’s get into it!
- Luton Town vs Sunderland, 3p on ESPN+: Lynden Gooch and Sunderland hold a 2-1 aggregate lead over Ethan Horvath and Luton. The winner will go on to the playoff final at Wembley for a chance at promotion to the Premier League.
- Middlesbrough vs Coventry, 3p on ESPN+ (free trial): Zack Steffen and Middlesbrough are also in the promotion playoffs with hopes of reaching the Premier League. Boro is tied 0-0 with Coventry as they go into the second leg.
- Charlotte FC vs Chicago Fire, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Brian Gutiérrez has quickly become one of the most exciting young Americans to watch in MLS this season. Chicago’s decision not to release Guti for the U-20 World Cup was disappointing, but the upshot is that we can see Guti and 19-year-old ‘keeper Chris Brady in this game.
- Orlando City vs NYCFC, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Keaton Parks, Richy Ledezma, and James Sands patrol the middle of the field for NYCFC.
- LAFC vs Sporting KC, 10:30p on MLS Season Pass: Timothy Tillman, Kellyn Acosta, Ilie Sánchez, and Aaron Long lead the way for LAFC.
Also in action:
- Ankaragücü vs Antalyaspor, 1p: Haji Wright has a regular-season game in Turkey.
- Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Miles Robinson leads the Five Stripes against Colorado.
- Columbus Crew vs LA Galaxy, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Aidan Morris and the Crew meet up with rejected U20 callup Jalen Neal and the Galaxy.
- FC Cincinnati vs CF Montreal, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Brandon Vazquez, Matt Miazga, and Roman Celentano in action with FC Cincy.
- Toronto FC vs New York Red Bulls, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Sean Johnson and the Reds face John Tolkin and the Red Bulls.
- FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps, 8:30p on MLS Season Pass: Jesús Ferreira, Paul Arriola, and Paxton Pomykal lead the Huntsmen against Julian Gressel and the ‘Caps.
- Nashville SC vs Inter Miami, 8:30p on MLS Season Pass: Walker Zimmerman and Shaq Moore welcome DeAndre Yedlin, Drake Callender, and Benja Cremaschi into Music City.
- América Mineiro vs Internacional, 8:30p: Johnny Cardoso has a cup game in Brazil.
- Seattle Sounders vs Austin FC, 10:30p on MLS Season Pass: Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan, and Josh Atencio meet up with Austin at home. No Obed Vargas or Owen Wolff, as both are in Argentina preparing for the U20 World Cup.
- AZ vs West Ham, 3p on Paramount+, ViX+: Djordje Mihailovic looks to advance to the Conference League final with AZ, trailing West Ham 1-2 on aggregate.
- Chivas vs Club América, 10:10p on UNIVERSO, Telemundo, Peacock, fuboTV (free trial): Alex Zendejas and América are in the semifinals of Liga MX’s Clausura playoffs. The semifinal will be a two-legged matchup with the club from Guadalajara - El Súper Clásico, one of Mexico’s biggest rivalries.
- Freiburg vs Wolfsburg, 2:30p on ESPN+: Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg go on the road in the Bundesliga.
Also in action:
- Parma vs Venezia, 2:30p: Tanner Tessmann and Venezia are pushing for a spot in Serie B’s promotion playoffs.
- Marítimo vs Vizela, 3:15p: Alex Méndez and Vizela play away in Liga Portugal.
That’s it! Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below. Let’s see who impresses this week!